The name Norma McCorvey isn’t a very familiar name to most, but yes Norma McCorvey is famous, but she isn’t the kind of famous you would hear about on the TV or in the news paper everyday, and not someone most would recognize. Looking at her situation some wouldn’t even consider her “famous” at all. Most people who know or have heard of Norma McCorvey don’t know her by that name they know her by a different name, Jane Roe. Norma McCorvey is the Jane Roe who was the plaintiff in the abortion case, Roe v. Wade. In 1973, the Supreme Court had a challenge against an abortion law in Texas and was strongly convinced that having an abortion was a constitutional right based on privacy. The case had legalized abortion in all 50 states, many don’t agree and call it a “bad law” and believe that abortion should be a state’s right issue. The pro-choice movement saw it as a victory, even though Norma McCorvey never had an abortion herself. She wasn’t pregnant by the time the case had been... [continues]
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